7 Quick Ways To Reduce Anxiety & Quiet Your Mind. Fast Way To Get Your Mental Health On Track
Take a Deep Breath
Deep breathing is a powerful anxiety-reducing technique because it activates the body’s relaxation response and calms your mind down.
Anxiety can be very confusing, a lot of times we don’t know why we are anxious. Writing can be an effective way to explore how you feel and why you feel that way. Research shows that keeping a journal helps with dealing with negative feelings and reduces stress.
Walking has a positive effect on your mood because it helps your body to regulate your adrenalin levels and thus has a calming effect on our nervous system.
Reconnect to Nature
Nature has a positive effect on your immune function and nervous system. Being in nature, or even looking at pictures of nature, reduces anger, fear, and stress and increases positive feelings. This means that you don’t need to go to a forest as city parks, your own garden or attending to your houseplants can too have a positive impact on your mental wellbeing.
Focus & Stay Present
Saying things like, ‘The sky is blue today’ or ‘I can feel the wind on my face now,’ really helps you to ground yourself by making you concentrate on other things besides your anxiety.
Making things and expressing yourself refocuses your mind. Start doodling, buy a colouring-in book for adults… possibilities are endless. Making something also increases your confidence and makes you feel proud.
Meet Lavender, your new Best Friend
Lavender aromatherapy is thought to calm anxiety by impacting the limbic system, the part of the brain that controls emotions. You can apply it onto your skin or buy a room diffuser. Have some Mint Tea 30min before you go to bed if you are having problems sleeping.